On the wave of the Internet of Things popularization, giant corporations have been actively developing technologies aimed at optimizing operating processes. This sector was called Industrial Internet of Things.
The latest level of communication capabilities opened the way to automation which allows to significantly increase the efficiency of production. The main goal of the Industrial Internet of Things is to create interactive and efficient production.
It is necessary to clearly separate consumer and industrial goals of the Internet of Things. The main thing that unites these two sectors is complete synchronization of all network elements with the help of special software which is the basis of any independent system of the Internet of Things.
In fact the Industrial IoT is a computerization of all workplaces at the enterprise. We have as a result a unified information network that unites all industrial objects: not only equipment but also workplaces. Thanks to this mechanism environment can be formed where the machines begin to understand their surroundings and communicate with each other through the Internet protocol. If equipment has built-in sensors with network access, their manufacturers and customers can remotely monitor the work of production sites, timely conduct routine maintenance, predict accidents and carry out repairs.
Many foreign industrial enterprises have already modernized their IT-systems. They are actively using the Industrial IoT and are going to pass on the stage of creating digital production. According to analysts of Gartner, the number of connected devices in the world will reach 21 billion pcs. in 2020 , Intel predicts even more - 200 billion.
The use of an increasing number of robots and the implementation of the Industrial IoT in production will help to reduce staff costs, overhead costs and enhance the quality.
In a recent study, analytics of Accenture interviewed 1,400 business executives from all around the world and concluded that by 2030 the contribution of the Industrial Internet of Things to the world economy would be more than $ 14 trillion in monetary terms.
Russia is still at the very beginning of the road. The main goal at this stage is not to teach machines how to manage without people but to help people and machines to cooperate. The implementation of new technologies is not massive yet. An important reason is that manufacturers are not confident in the absolute safety of the Industrial Internet of Things. Cisco proposed one of the potential solutions to this problem several years ago. Its experts are sure that so-called "foggy" computing will help to protect data from leaks and harmful effects.
Cisco engineers proposed completely localize data in industries and use so-called "foggy" network - a special computing infrastructure that analyzes data within a single closed network. The company believes that up to 40% of all data in the "Internet of Things" will be processed through "foggy" calculations by 2018. That’s why Cisco is actively implementing this technology into many of its IoT-solutions.
Cisco, one of the world's largest suppliers of IT solutions for large, medium and small businesses, has become the Golden Partner of the IoT World Summit Russia 2017 which will be held on September 19-20, 2017 in the city of high technologies in Innopolis, the Republic of Tatarstan.
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